Kishoreganj Upazila

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Kishoreganj
কিশোরগঞ্জ
Upazila
Kishoreganj is located in Bangladesh
Kishoreganj
Kishoreganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°54.7′N 89°1.5′E / 25.9117°N 89.0250°E / 25.9117; 89.0250Coordinates: 25°54.7′N 89°1.5′E / 25.9117°N 89.0250°E / 25.9117; 89.0250
Country Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Nilphamari District
Area
 • Total 264.98 km2 (102.31 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 246,201
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Kishoreganj

Kishoreganj (Bengali: কিশোরগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Nilphamari District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

This was named by the name of prince Kishore Chandro(Son of Horish Chandro,1800-1900).Kishorganj was known for Nil cultivation under British rulings. It was part Rangpur District and then separated 1983 into Niphamri.

Geography[edit]

Kishoreganj is located at 25°54′40″N 89°01′30″E / 25.9111°N 89.0250°E / 25.9111; 89.0250 . It has 52000 households and total area 264.98 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kishoreganj has a population of 246201. Males constitute are 51.19% of the population, and females 48.81%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 122233. Kishoreganj has an average literacy rate of 18.2% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Economy[edit]

The fertile land of kishoreganj produces mainly potato, rice, ginger and corn. The seasons first Potato harvest happens here and transported to all main cities at the beginning of December

Administration[edit]

Kishoreganj has 11 Unions/Wards, 71 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 72 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Azizul Islam Promanik (2012), "Kishoreganj Upazila (Nilphamari)", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.